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The Nutcracker Brings Christmas to Costa Rica

Costa Rica News & Events – I remember growing up in Houston and attending performances of The Nutcracker at the Alley Theater.  The entire family would dress up in Christmas attire. My father would be wearing a suit and Christmas tie. My mother would be wearing an elegant dress.  My brother and I would be dressed in close to matching Christmas sweaters with khakis.  

the nutcracker ballet costa rica 2013 1This family event each year was a Christmas tradition that I will never forget.  Each time we went although I did not show my parents the appreciation at the time was an important memory in my childhood.

The Nutcracker to me signified more than just a ballet, it signified family, Christmas, togetherness and so much more.

For the next week in Costa Rica you can experience The Nutcracker in Costa Rica.

It combines the efforts of ABT in New York, and their school  the Jackie Onassis School of Ballet with the efforts being done in Costa Rica. The goal is to provide this event each and every year and for it to provide a national impact on the culture of Costa Rica.

This year the people that have attended have said their is an incredible rapport between the cast of dancers and the audience making the entire experience one they will never forget.

The Nutcracker is is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same; The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.

The ballet will be in Costa Rica until the 15th of December.  From the 10th, Tuesday, until Friday the 13th here will be a performance each night in Teatro Nacional.  On Sunday the 15th there will be a performance at 11 am and 5 pm. The tickets range from $24 to $54 and they are worth every penny that you spend.

I know that with the hot weather in Costa Rica it does not really feel like Christmas but The Nutcracker will put you in that Christmas spirit. It is something that can be enjoyed with all of your loved ones and will always remain a memory that they will cherish.

For tickets click here.

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